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Arrest Made in Homicide: Unit Block of Hamilton Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth December 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm 6 Comments


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the unit block of Hamilton Street, Northwest.

On Monday, May 27, 2013, at approximately 7:50 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the unit block of Hamilton Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 22-year-old Rhett Gelb of Takoma Park, Maryland.

On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 41-year-old Roger St John of Northeast, Washington, DC pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Felony Murder while Armed in connection to the shooting death of Rhett Gelb.”

  • jim_ed

    For those of you who live around the way or are just interested in what happened, I seriously suggest heading over to DC Homicide Watch and reading the MPD account in the charging documents. The case was solved by a mix of good policing and surveillance technology not often mentioned by MPD. Really interesting stuff.

    • gotryit

      I don’t see the documents loaded up there yet. Are you getting that from a different source? Or am I being dumb?

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for sharing, I live nearby. Crazy that there are surveilance cameras near there…I had no idea (but am glad to learn that they’re there now)


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